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Utter waste of money,
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This review is from: The Complete Guide to Renovating and Improving Your Property (Paperback)
This is not aimed towards DIY renovators but property developers, and quite frankly if a property developer needs a book as basic as this one they are in the wrong game. The book contains gems such as "never take an estate agent's word that a place on the market you may be interested in buying needs 'cosmetic work only'" and more dangerously advice such as "If interested in a property that has seen better days you can either have a survey done or call in a builder friend to give it the once over. My own views of surveys is they are largely a waste of money" - two quotes taken at random from the same page when I flipped the book open. Every page reveals such trite comments. Apart from dismissing the need for a surveyor, the author urges the reader to employ the professionals for every task, my favourite being the interior designer - "some people imagine it is unecessary to retain a designer at an early stage, but I'm not so sure. The television image of interior designers is they ponce around matching up this and that and acting in an outrageously camp fashion..."
Perhaps it's a satire and I didn't get it? Certainly this book is beyond a joke and I'm fuming that I wasted my money on it.